All the blocks for my son’s Mexico Quilt are done.  Hooray! I love the combination of the golds, blues and greys and this is going to make a great quilt once it’s done.  Haha, that’s the kicker… once it’s done! Given the massive size of each block in this quilt, it should be super speedy. Sadly, speed is not my speed!!  So witty, right?! Wait there’s more. Ta-da!  Zinger block in the mix! My son wanted me to add some weird… Read more »

It’s nice to ease into some sort of regular programming these days.  What better way that to showcase a work in progress for WIP Wednesday. We’ve had a few scary trips to the ER with the little one being ill this September.  It’s always harder when your kids are sick. First day of Grade 4 stuck in the ER :: NOT cool, superbug😡😡😡 Thankfully, she’s feeling better! . . #firstdayofschool #backtoschool #bcchildrenshospital #flusucks #rockinthebluegown A photo posted by Preeti Verghese… Read more »

Cotton + Steel.  I have all the heart eyes for their stuff! The colors are vibrant and the prints are interesting and modern. There is always bound to be an special twist in their lines and I love discovering these little surprises. I bought a stack of C+S prints from Spool of Thread in Vancouver and I wanted to make a quilt that was interesting but didn’t involve a lot of cutting and piecing, especially on the bias.  Jeni Baker’s, Arithmetic pattern was… Read more »

Revisiting a craft project over and over means that the aspects of design and creation of that project really appealed to the crafter. Of course, fellow creative types will know how strong the draw is to start something new. Fondly called Startitis 😉 With the power of social media, new patterns and craft materials are being showcased every day. The magnetic force towards “ooh shiny” is sometimes irresistible (who am I kidding, this happens far too often!) But what about those projects that you had so much… Read more »

Who doesn’t love a pretty bag to store notions and other crafty essentials.  Bonus if it’s got a zipper and a pocket to store treats! The Goody Goody Binding Kit definitely checks all those boxes.  Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique designed this bag and she has a free tutorial for it on her blog. Her trick for zipper installation worked like a charm.  Who knew that good old Elmer’s school glue would make installing the zipper such a breeze!  So much better than using… Read more »

My jar of hexagons overfloweth! Instead, this has become my current “hexie station”. I discovered a new way (new to me) to make hexagons… glue basting!  So quick and easy and effective. I bought the pre-cut paper 1″ hexagons from Paper Pieces LLC and I’ve been putting them to good use with my fabric scraps. I use the Sewline glue pen for basting.  Easy, no mess and the glue is blue, so I can see where (and how much) I’m… Read more »

While I don’t have the luxury of time set aside to craft each day, I am grateful for the slivers of creative time I do manage to squeeze in.  A few moments to work on a knitting row.  Scratch that, who am I kidding!  More often than not it’s just a few stitches moved from one needle to the other!  Or sometimes, chain piecing a few squares together at the sewing machine. All these moments add up and yesterday, I finally cast… Read more »

When the festive season surrounding the holidays is done and it’s not quite spring yet, there is this period of Bleh. It doesn’t help that Vancouver has been enveloped in a dense fog for days. The eerie scene pierced by fog horns is actually pretty cool and keeps all sorts of nautical disasters from happening. I’ve heard that it’s bright and sunny on our local mountains, thanks to temperature inversion. Spring will be here before we know it.  In the meantime, I’m going to… Read more »

Remember this quilt top I showed you a while ago? The massive thing is now quilted.  Actually, I finished the quilting soon after I wrote that post and then I folded it up and put it away in the linen closet. Well, the little girl who has laid claim to this quilt said to me on New Year’s Day complete with hand on hip, “Mama, do you think you can finish my quilt in 2015?”.  Miss Sass, I tell ya!! I’ve had the binding prepped… Read more »

This is “Take 2” because I accidentally published this post with no pictures! Boo!! While I was looking at the directions to make my mason jar pin cushion, I found another adorable tutorial.  This one is for tiny felt mittens. Really, these things are so much fun to put together and there are so many ways each little mitt can be decorated. I want to make a few of these to gift and a few for our tree, they are pretty quick… Read more »